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Should AT&T Refund Mom's Phone?

Christopher Elliott | Posted 08.20.2015 | Business
Christopher Elliott

This is one of those situations where the company is both right and wrong. It correctly charged your parents for their service, but it also failed to adequately disclose all the terms of the contract to two octogenarians.

AT&T Gave The NSA Unique And Unprecedented Access

The New York Times | Annum Masroor | Posted 08.15.2015 | Politics

The National Security Agency’s ability to spy on vast quantities of Internet traffic passing through the United States has relied on its extrao...

The FCC and AT&T Don't Care About Rural Areas and They Can Just Make Crap Up

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 08.11.2015 | Technology
Bruce Kushnick

One would think that the FCC would care about a failure to upgrade whole parts of multiple states.

Are the FCC and AT&T Harming the Children of Rural Communities?

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 08.11.2015 | Politics
Bruce Kushnick

We received a copy of this letter, below, on the day the FCC rejected our Petition for Investigation against AT&T.

T-Mobile... Or How Will AT&T and Verizon Deal With the Revolutionary John Legere?

Ira Israel | Posted 08.10.2015 | Business
Ira Israel

Imagine how different the world would be if someone like Che Guevera became president of a powerful country and inspired others to new heights of justice and fairness? Well, that is what it is like having John Legere as CEO of a major corporation.

MobTel: Some of America's Most Hated ISPs, Cable TV and Wireless Companies Have Their Associations Suing the FCC Over Net Neutrality

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 08.07.2015 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

So, just on the surface, when the most hated companies in America all work together to sue the FCC, we should at least know something just ain't right, and that's putting it mildly.

I Do It For My Aunt Ethel

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 07.31.2015 | Technology
Bruce Kushnick

I started to reflect on how I ended up in the mess -- this personal journey about my love and obsession with, well, telecommunications (though you may call it broadband, Internet, cable, wireless, etc).

T-Mobile Gains Share Based on Customer Loyalty

Michael R. Levin | Posted 07.29.2015 | Business
Michael R. Levin

Sprint, T-Mobile Again Increase Share of Net Customer Activations Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP) released analysis of the results fro...

AT&T Acquires DirecTV For $49 Billion

AP | By TALI ARBEL | Posted 07.24.2015 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — Even as TV watchers increasingly go online, AT&T has become the country's biggest traditional TV provider with its $48.5 billion...

Is Verizon Planning on Becoming an All-Wireless-Only Company: Who Needs the Wires Anyway?

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 07.24.2015 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

Of course almost everyone reading this has a cell phone. But, you may have been misled if you believe that the wires don't matter or that wireless services alone are the future.

FCC Gives Stamp Of Approval For AT&T And DirecTV Merger

Associated Press | Kelly Chen | Posted 07.21.2015 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — The head of the Federal Communications Commission has recommended approving AT&T's $48.5 billion purchase of DirecTV. The d...

This Campaign Against Distracted Driving Will Break Your Heart

The Huffington Post | Lydia Oconnor | Posted 07.22.2015 | Technology

There's nothing happening on your phone screen, not even a cute photo of your kid, that's worth risking a car accident. That's the message b...

Verizon & AT&T's Wireless Broadband: $1,125.00 for One Month of Cable TV; $375.00 to Watch Netflix -- and that's Not Even 'HD'.

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 07.22.2015 | Technology
Bruce Kushnick

America is getting a big, fat downgrade, but don't bother to tell the FCC or the media. How, exactly is this the "best technology available"?

Where to Intern in 2015: Vault's Top 50

Jill Jacinto | Posted 07.16.2015 | College
Jill Jacinto

If you are in college (or have a child who is), it's time to start the search for a summer 2015 internship. While some people might think seven months is a bit too far in advance to start searching, they would be wrong. Competition to get an internship in your desired industry, much less company, is aggressive.

(VIDEO) From Data-Informed To Fully Addressable: Videology's Ferber

Andy Plesser | Posted 07.14.2015 | Technology
Andy Plesser

CANNES -- The CEO of video ad planning, buying and execution tech platform Videology acknowledges, right now: "The vast majority of television-based m...

Stop the AT&T-DirecTV Merger or History Will Slap Us in the Face

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 07.10.2015 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

The web is abuzz with two recent filings by AT&T -- which are being done as a desperate attempt to close the AT&T-DirecTV merger.

(VIDEO) TV Isn't Dead: Viewership Decline is Due to "Broken" Audience Measurement, GroupM's Gotlieb

Andy Plesser | Posted 07.10.2015 | Business
Andy Plesser

CANNES -  Something dramatic happened to TV viewing about 18 months ago: Aggregate viewing dropped.  This has happened in large part as audiences m...

(VIDEO) Addressable TV Advertising is Here, Finally, says AT&T's AdWorks Dunsche

Andy Plesser | Posted 07.03.2015 | Business
Andy Plesser

CANNES - No longer pie-in-the sky, the long-anticipated technology enabling brands to deliver TV ads  to specific households is finally becoming a re...

Will the FCC Ignore Our Complaint? Did AT&T Commit Perjury, Claiming it had Covered 100 Percent of 21 States With Broadband?

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 07.02.2015 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

Rumors are flying that the proposed AT&T-DirecTV merger is a done deal. And yet, it appears that the FCC ignored our complaint, which outlined that AT&T may have committed perjury during the previous AT&T-BellSouth merger.

"Study" of ISP Slowdowns Conveniently Ignored Real Cause, ISPs Not At Fault

Dan Rayburn | Posted 06.30.2015 | Technology
Dan Rayburn

Free Press pitched their agenda to the media and some news outlets wrote stories saying major Internet providers were slowing traffic speeds for thousands of consumers across North America. But as it turns out, the Free Press came to the wrong conclusion when they accused the ISPs of being responsible.

AT&T Customers Take to Twitter to Express Anger About Company Throttling Their Data

Kyle McCarthy | Posted 06.30.2015 | Business
Kyle McCarthy

Earlier this month, the Federal Communications Commission hit AT&T with a $100 million fine, accusing the company of throttling speeds for customers who thought they had unlimited data plans.

AT&T Hit With Record $100M Fine Over 'Unlimited' Data

AP | ANNE FLAHERTY | Posted 06.18.2015 | Technology

WASHINGTON (AP) — AT&T Mobility LLC has been slapped with a record $100 million fine for offering consumers "unlimited" data, but then slowing their...

True Internet in Cuba? We Can Feel It in the Air...

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 06.15.2015 | World
Yoani Sanchez

There is a smell of rain these days -- a gust of damp certitude that is wafting the bird of the Internet our way.

Verizon's 'Local Service' and Wired Networks Are Profitable Once the Slush Fund of Corporate Expenses Is Removed

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 06.15.2015 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

AT&T and Verizon have continuously said that it is 'uneconomical' to upgrade most areas and that the solution is to force customers onto their wireless services. But, it has all been a financial shell game.

(VIDEO) Interactive TV Future Is Finally Here: AT&T AdWorks' Dunsche

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.10.2015 | Technology
Andy Plesser

If you remember the mid-90s futuristic hype about "interactive TV", you will know the concept goes back a long way.